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Recession Busters: Cost of Luau's Recession Punch dips along with Dow

March 11, 2009 |  1:51 pm

The Blue Loree cocktail at Luau in Beverly Hills. Credit: Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times With the Dow Jones industrial average's recent drop below 7,000, most of us are hoping that this recession has hit bottom, but at Luau you're in luck if the economy keeps getting worse. The Beverly Hills tiki restaurant and lounge reprices the cost of its Recession Punch on a daily basis to reflect the change in the Dow.

The base price of $14 that's based on a Dow of just under 13,000 means yesterday's guests imbibed this mix of rum and citrus juices for under $7.50. (That isn't cheap, but remember that your average tiki drink packs two and sometimes three times as much booze as a standard cocktail.) Luau's bar is open Tuesday-Sunday, 6-11 p.m.

Luau also recently introduced its Sunday Chinese dinner, a prix-fixe meal  for $24.95 per person that includes a choice of two pupus and the soup of the day; an entrée like kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli or crispy catfish; a side of mixed vegetables; and your choice of steamed or fried rice. Luau: 369 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 274-0090.

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-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: The Blue Loree cocktail at Luau in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)